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It's a Wonderful Life; Let's Keep it that Way

Dec 07, 2020 03:57PM ● By Erica Shames
Do you have a favorite memory of The Campus Theatre? Does driving past the marquee evoke strong emotion? Do you reminisce with family and friends about the movies you’ve seen, the laughs you’ve shared or the tears you’ve cried? If you answered yes to any of these questions – well, you’re not alone.

This holiday season, why not relive those memories with a gift that will last for generations. Due to the incredible generosity of Sandy O’Connor, an award-winning Lewisburg artist, we are able to offer an opportunity to own an original and exquisite watercolor of The Campus Theatre. Inspired by the movie, It’s A Wonderful Life, the painting perfectly captures the small-town feel of downtown Lewisburg, which is dramatically cast by the iconic luster of the illuminated marquee.

Did you know that the Campus Theatre first opened its doors on January 17, 1941? For 80 years the theatre has served the Lewisburg community. Not many institutions survive for 80 years, let alone single-screen movie houses. And while the theatre has endured through good times and bad, this time is different.

Due to the pandemic, The Campus Theatre has been closed since early March. As you can imagine, the financial impact has been substantial. And while the theatre is grateful for the generous and continuous support of its members, please consider helping the theatre through these unprecedented times.

There are two ways you can help. First, the original watercolor, It’s A Wonderful Life, will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Thanks to Sandy’s donation, 100 percent of the proceeds will go directly to The Campus Theatre. Second, in celebration of the theatre's upcoming 80th anniversary, a limited edition of 80 fine art giclées of the original watercolor are available for sale for $500 each.

Visit SHOPSMOL.COM to bid on the original watercolor. Visit CAMPUSTHEATRE.ORG to purchase a giclee print. And thank you, in advance, for your help. 

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